BOSTON (WHDH) – In advance of Super Bowl LII, the Boston Police Department and Mayor Marty Walsh reminded the city of Boston to act responsibly on Sunday, win or lose.
“As always, safety is our number one concern and number one priority,” Walsh said on Friday. “What we need most is the help from the public. I’m calling on all the fans to help us out in being responsible.”
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said enforcing safety following big games is an area his department specializes in.
“This is our eighth time with the Patriots. Between the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, we’ve developed these plans and tweaked them,” said Evans.
Police officials sent out memos to colleges across the city, reminding students to keep their behavior in line. They have also met with bar managers to warn them against overcrowding and over serving.
Those venturing through the city on Sunday night will see an increased police presence.
“There is going to be plenty of officers in uniform, officers undercover,” said Evans. “We will deploy cameras.”
Evans said temporary parking restrictions will be implemented for Brighton, Kenmore Square, Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall and North Station. Starting at around 6 p.m., Kenmore Square, as well as Boylston and Hemenway streets, will be restricted to pedestrian traffic.
Officials reminded fans to celebrate safely and responsibly and that illegal behavior will not be tolerated.
“This our city. We’re Boston. We’re better than other cities. Let’s make sure we win or lose with respect,” said Walsh.
Officials said they do not foresee any problems following the game.
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